EDMONTON -- A city program which offered rebates to Edmontonians buying e-bikes lasted just days.

The City of Edmonton says it received an overwhelming response to the program in an online notice that applications have closed. 

The city is still processing those applications on a first-come, first-served basis.

The rebate offers to cover 30 per cent of an e-bike purchase up to $750.

Those who've already applied will have their applications assessed on a first-come, first-served basis.

The program was launched Thursday and expected to generate $1.2 million in local investment.

It's part of a larger program that includes electric vehicle charges.


A previous version of this story incorrectly reported the city had already funded 600 applications. The city is in fact still processing applications.